Yesterday, I had the pleasure of helping Jabria plant her first garden. One of my passions is teaching kids about gardening. The first reason is because kids will try any veggie from the garden which expands what they like. The second is that we live in a food desert which means people in the 53206 area code don’t have many grocery stores around them, only corner stores which sell candy and chips.
Being able to access healthy food is a privilege and it shouldn’t be.
I told Jabria we would be planting a garden in her backyard a few weeks ago and she was so excited to help. So yesterday, Jabria, Mae and I, tore out the plants from last years garden, weeded the area and Jabria planted all of the plants. She was so proud of it.
I feel so lucky that I’m able to see these sweet girls plant a garden.